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Move Over Google Plus Hangouts. Appear.in Is Here & It’s Really Good

Move Over Google Plus Hangouts. Appear.in Is Here & It’s Really Good | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Video conferencing isn't something most people get excited about. Until recently, the field has been dominated by the likes of Polycom and Cisco in the enterprise sphere, and Skype and Google Plus picking up the slack in the consumer sphere. Commonly, video conferencing hasn't been done especially well. For the most part Skype stutters and glitches…
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iPad App mem:o Is A Simple Data Visualization Tool For Design Lovers | TechCrunch

iPad App mem:o Is A Simple Data Visualization Tool For Design Lovers | TechCrunch | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Technology makes it easy to turn the minutiae of our daily lives into useful data sets, but sometimes it feels bleak to see every experience or memory broken down into pie charts and bar graphs.
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CloudConvert Converts Almost Any File Type Between Formats

CloudConvert Converts Almost Any File Type Between Formats | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Converting files between formats is never a fun thing to do. When you're working on different systems, it's a pain to do, and you often need a ton of software. CloudConvert is a web app that can convert 140 different file types.
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8 Really Geeky But Creative Ways To Use QR Codes At Home

8 Really Geeky But Creative Ways To Use QR Codes At Home | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
The plain-Jane QR code had a hi-tech beginning – Toyota used them in their manufacturing process for scanning automobile components. From there, QR codes have made the journey to even fashion ramps.

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Ms. Corri's curator insight, September 3, 2013 6:47 PM

I use these for scavenger hunts at school, I like the idea of using them at home as well.

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What Leap Motion And Google Glass Mean For Future User Experience | Smashing UX Design

With the Leap Motion controller being released on June 27th and the Google Glass Explorer program already live, it is obvious that our reliance on the mouse or even the monitor to interact with the Web will eventually become obsolete.
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Tinybop Launch - yewknee.com

Tinybop Launch - yewknee.com | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
The Explorer's Library is the first game from TinyBop. As mentioned previously, the studio strives to create educational, immersive, fun games for kids. Having a look at the preview video, it certainly meets all those goals.
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Five Google Hangouts You Can Join to Learn Something New (or Have Fun)

Five Google Hangouts You Can Join to Learn Something New (or Have Fun) | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Google Hangouts is one of the best video chat and conference services, but it's easy to forget that it's not just for talking to friends privately.
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Bruce Willis Sky advert banned

Bruce Willis Sky advert banned | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
A TV advert for Sky broadband featuring Die Hard star Bruce Willis is banned for being misleading.
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Transition from Tradition: 9 Tips for successfully moving your face-to-face course online

Let's face facts. A computer screen offers students neither the warm comfort of peers nor the imposing brow of an instructor to encourage them to show up. We have to manufacture that motivation elsewhere to inspire students to virtually attend class and provide a means for them to be proactive in their learning.

 


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SMS Marketing
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Ray Tolley's curator insight, August 3, 2013 5:30 AM

Reminds me of a document that I wrote some six years ago:

http://issuu.com/efoliouk/docs/the_joy_of_e-learning

Dean Mantz's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:22 AM

I truly feel that teachers at the secondary level should consider "Blending" their curriculum courses in some facet.  This article provides some discussion and thought starting points.

 

Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing it on scoop.it. 

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Google given 35 days to delete data

Google given 35 days to delete data | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Google has been given 35 days to delete wi-fi data "mistakenly collected" in 2010, or face criminal proceedings.
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5 Popular Pinterest Boards For Teachers

5 Popular Pinterest Boards For Teachers | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
5 Popular Pinterest Boards For Teachers, from TeachThought.

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Free Technology for Teachers: VideoNotes - A Great Tool for Taking Notes While Watching Academic Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: VideoNotes - A Great Tool for Taking Notes While Watching Academic Videos | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it

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Direct link to try it out: http://video.unishared.com/

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Alex Watson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:16 AM

This seems like a great tool

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, June 1, 2013 12:40 AM

This looks like it might be nice for makign notes on dance videos I like to watch and comment on.

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Perspective Image Correction Fixes Your Tilted Photos

Perspective Image Correction Fixes Your Tilted Photos | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Windows: Perspective Image Correction is a free Windows utility that will correct photos you've taken where the subject—like a building or monument—is out of alignment, or appears tilted.
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Another wee photography tool, looks good but haven't tried this one yet.

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An absolutely Amazing Technology with Nano coating 2013

Ultra-Ever Dry is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid. Ultra-Ever Dry uses propriet...
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Topsy, Twitter’s Google, Now Searches Every Tweet Ever Sent

Topsy, Twitter’s Google, Now Searches Every Tweet Ever Sent | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Topsy, Twitter's Google, Now Searches Every Tweet Ever Sent by Gizmodo UK. Twitter's been around since 2006. If it was a kid, Twitter would be in 2nd grade, and totally grounded for having such a potty mouth.
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MakeUseOf Tablet Buying Guide: Summer 2013

MakeUseOf Tablet Buying Guide: Summer 2013 | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Table Of Contents §1 – Introduction §2 – The Who & What – The Manufacturers & Developers, plus important facts §3 – Compare & Contrast: Devices §4 – The Bottom Line / Conclusion 1. Introduction So what makes an iPad worth all the hype?

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Free Technology for Teachers: Huzzaz - Create and Discuss Collections of Educational Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: Huzzaz - Create and Discuss Collections of Educational Videos | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it

Huzzaz is a new site (still in private beta although you can request an invitation) for organizing and sharing collections of educational videos. It's a bit like EduClipper or Pinterest, but it has some unique features that could make it a fantastic discussion tool too.

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Introduction To Photoshop Scripting | Smashing Magazine

Introduction To Photoshop Scripting | Smashing Magazine | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
In this article, Kamil Khadeyev shows why we need scripts in Photoshop and that, although it requires some basic programming skills, scripting isn’t hard to grasp.
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Travellers Beware: Google Play Might Delete All Your Books

Travellers Beware: Google Play Might Delete All Your Books | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Travellers Beware: Google Play Might Delete All Your Books by Gizmodo UK. It's easy to forget that owning something digitally is way different from owning it for real. And if you do forget, it can bite you in the ass.
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You see, the Google Play Store doesn’t operate in Singapore, so obviously it’s not going to sell to people who are there. But apparently the DRM goes a step further, and can/will actually delete your stuff if it catches you visiting the wrong part of town the world.

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Private schools 'may drop A-levels'

Private schools 'may drop A-levels' | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
Some top independent schools in England are considering dropping A-levels for an international alternative, as concerns grow over exam reforms.
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Twenty hurt at LG promotional stunt

Twenty hurt at LG promotional stunt | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it

LG released 100 helium balloons, each with a free smartphone voucher, at the so-called G in the Cloud event, which took place in an outdoor park in the South Korean capital city.

The phones, which sell for KRW 950,000 in South Korea ($851; £550), would be given to people in possession of the voucher, the company said.

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Google Chromecast In-depth Overview and Tour

http://www.droid-life.com - Here is a full 12-minute walk-through of Google's new Chromecast HDMI streaming device.

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This is being touted as "The easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV." It's a bit limited with the apps it can use, but what's really interesting is the abliity to share any Chrome browser tab.

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e-Learning Webinar: Tin Can, What Is it and What Can it Do for You? - PR Web (press release)

e-Learning Webinar: Tin Can, What Is it and What Can it Do for You? - PR Web (press release) | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
e-Learning Webinar: Tin Can, What Is it and What Can it Do for You?
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How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud

How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud | Technology & e-learning | Scoop.it
How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud

 

With so many services like iCloud and Dropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud.

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